Sydney restauranteur Pauline Nguyen

At the table with: Pauline Nguyen

Pauline Nguyen is a restauranteur, author, public speaker, and mentor. She’s best known as making up one-third of Red Lantern, one of Sydney’s most popular Vietnamese restaurant, with her younger brother Luke Nguyen and husband Mark Jensen. At one point she also shared the story of how her family immigrated as refugees to Australia in a memoir Secrets of the Red Lantern. Nguyen’s latest project … Continue reading At the table with: Pauline Nguyen

Xiao's Noodle Bar Fairfield

A working relationship at Xiao’s Noodle Bar

Xiao’s Noodle Bar, located in Sydney’s southwestern suburb of Fairfield, becomes engulfed by the scent of cumin and Sichiuan pepper each time the humble hole-in-wall puts out its signature lamb skewers. Owners Alex Xiao, 65, and his wife, Helen, 58, have been cooking up Xinjiang dishes for the last five years. The pair, who moved to Australia 30 years ago from Xinjiang — a province … Continue reading A working relationship at Xiao’s Noodle Bar

At the table with: Tobie Puttock

Australian chef and long time friend to Jamie Oliver, Tobie Puttock has been running Oliver’s Melbourne Fifteen branch since it opened in 2006. Alongside that he keeps busy as a popular contributor to Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube, a YouTube channel with over a million subscribers. He also travels around Australia presenting cooking demonstrations and is working on a new range of ready-to-eat meals. Puttock is … Continue reading At the table with: Tobie Puttock

How Fouad Kassab rose from humble beginnings

“Our food is about built-in inherit equality,” said Fouad Kassab as he tries to describe what makes Lebanese food unique. He went on to say that unlike “newly formed cuisines” such as the way Americans and Australians eat “where there’s a massive amount of abundance, but not too high of a quality”, Lebanese food is about “maximisation, equality, and extracting the most amount of flavour … Continue reading How Fouad Kassab rose from humble beginnings

At the table with: Curtis Stone

Australian chef, author, brand, and television personality Curtis Stone almost needs no introduction. He trained under chef Marco Pierre White, he has cooked for Oprah and Ellen, and he is also the face of Australian supermarket giant Coles. With such a portfolio and now based in the U.S, Stone has also hosted and appeared in  several cooking shows over there including Top Chef Masters, The Celebrity Apprentice, and Around … Continue reading At the table with: Curtis Stone